The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

December 3, 2013

PHEAA’s Student Aid Guide Details the Financial Aid Process


The Daily Item

— HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) announced that its annual Pennsylvania Student Aid Guide is available online to students and families for guidance on understanding the federal student financial aid process. English and Spanish versions of the Guide can now be found under the College Planning section of PHEAA.org.

The free Student Aid Guide is Pennsylvania’s most comprehensive financial aid publication and is a great resource for finding everything students and families need to know about the financial aid process and paying for higher education. The Guide offers in-depth information on Pennsylvania’s aid programs, including the need-based State Grant Program, the Pennsylvania Work-Study Program and the Pennsylvania Targeted Industry Program (PA-TIP).

The online version of the Guide is interactive and includes links to web pages of particular interest, including:

The Guide offers tools to help students and families create a student budget that estimates annual expenses and provides helpful resources and contact information.

For information on the higher education financial aid process, schedules for upcoming financial aid nights and FAFSA Completion Sessions, reminders of financial aid deadlines, and video clips offering tips and information pertaining to planning for higher education, students can join PHEAA on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pheaa.aid.